My home, built in 1925, has beautiful hardwood floors, I think pine, but I'm not too certain. I don't know my wood really well (take that how you will...), and I am wanting to re-finish them; the previous owner had dogs inside if you know what i mean!
I rented an orbital flood sander from Menards and started in hot and heavy, but as I figured I made it about 1 foot and all three 8" sander pads were gummed up with the finish off the floors. It sanded nice for about a minute then once it warmed up it started gettign gooey.
most people I have spoke with have suggested a drum sander rather than the orbital but I dont think it would make much difference; my sand paper gummed up when just sanding by hand!
Anyone have any suggestions for removing the finish from this old wood?
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